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Which US city comes across most to you in the following way:

• It is uniquely American, written all over it, giving the sense that it is truly the product of the United States.

• It holds up its very American nature by offering the world to see how many great qualities and attractives a uniquely American city can offer. In other words, it is very American but offers the very best of type of things you'd want to see in a US city.
 

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The most "American" city is arguably Detroit.

--It mass-produced the car, effectively creating the "American lifestyle" that we know today.
--It created the first concrete-paved mile of road as well as the first urban expressway.
--The city was one of the first in the country to maintain a high home-ownership rate.
--It was one of the first cities where the 40 hour/5-day workweek became typical.
--It built the first suburban shopping mall.
--It epitomizes the flight of the middle-class to the suburbs.

A lot of the modern American "lifestyle" (cars, freeways, homeownership, suburbia) can at least partially trace its roots to Detroit.
 

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Either Chicago or Philadelphia.

I'm also leaning towards Washington, DC because I feel very patriotic every time I visit. I think we all do.
 

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I say Chicago.
 

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New York or Chicago...

However what represents how we really are more is maybe LA...
 

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The most "American" city is arguably Detroit.

--It mass-produced the car, effectively creating the "American lifestyle" that we know today.
--It created the first concrete-paved mile of road as well as the first urban expressway.
--The city was one of the first in the country to maintain a high home-ownership rate.
--It was one of the first cities where the 40 hour/5-day workweek became typical.
--It built the first suburban shopping mall.
--It epitomizes the flight of the middle-class to the suburbs.

A lot of the modern American "lifestyle" (cars, freeways, homeownership, suburbia) can at least partially trace its roots to Detroit.
I thought those two things were Houston (Gulf Freeway and Sharpstown Mall).

Anyway, I'm leaning towards Washington DC. Love the place.
 

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This is one list I am SO glad that New Orleans isn't considered. LOL....
 
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